Crystal City for Friends
Collected by Jake Green
Crystal City, a vibrant downtown district of Arlington, is located directly across the Potomac River from the capital, between the Pentagon and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. It is, therefore, an ideal base for exploring the Washington metropolitan area.
1684 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
King Street Blues is a throwback to great roadside restaurants that made comfort food from scratch. Dishes like country-fried steak, hush puppies, and ribs make this a family and tourist favorite. The restaurant is well known for its vibrant bar,...
Washington, DC 22202, USA
The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense and symbol of the U.S. military. The building is so massive that it contains over 17 miles of hallway. Though home to many classified secrets, the Pentagon is open to the...
2100 Crystal Drive, Suite 2120-A, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Gallery Underground is an exhibit space that promotes the works of established and emerging regional artists around the nation's capital. It is uniquely located in the corridors beneath 2100 Crystal Drive, flanked by art studios and FotoDC. The...
Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Capital Bikeshare is a program in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding Virginia and Maryland suburbs that makes over 2,500 bicycles available to the public. Touring the region on two wheels is a breeze with over 300 stations across the area and an...
2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204, USA
The Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse is a family-owned theater that features movies and live entertainment. Set just outside of Washington, D.C., it occupies an art deco building that is over 70 years old and has a rich history of showing motion...
549 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Few people realize that the D.C. area is home to the largest Ethiopian population in the United States. Newcomers curious about the cuisine should head to Enjera for a hospitable introduction. Instead of utensils, enjera—a spongy sourdough...
480 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Acclaimed chef José Andrés brings his love of tapas to the D.C. area with Jaleo. The warm and spacious restaurant in Crystal City serves an impressive assortment of traditional small dishes and wines from Spain that include many...
2315 S Eads St, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Kabob Palace has been a Crystal City institution since 1992. The counter-service restaurant is no-frills, but the long lines and crowds are a testament to its delicious Afghan fare. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, patrons can enjoy combo...
555 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
Walk through the front door of Freddie's and be greeted by plastic flamingos, tiki torches, festive streamers, and glittering disco balls—this is not your average karaoke bar. Freddie's is a local gay- and straight-friendly bar on Crystal City's...
5140 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205, USA
If Etsy existed in a brick-and-mortar store, you would have Covet. This quirky Arlington boutique is located on the second floor of a little gray farmhouse. Three tiny rooms await, brimming with imaginative displays like earrings dangling from...
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